Thursday, September 20, 2007

Vhong Navarro as Lastikman/Miguel

Vhong Navarro born as Ferdinand Hipolito Navarro on January 4, 1977 is a Filipino actor, singer, host, and recently the main star of the recent ABS-CBN TV Series entitled Lastikman.

Vhong started out as part of the dance group Streetboys, and was later discovered by director Chito S. Roño who up to now continues to manage him.

Among the products he endorsed are Sprite (Obey your thirst Series -- "Sprite 101: How to add a little spice to your life" and "Sprite 101: Paano pumili ng wasto"), Pop-Cola (Sigaw ng uhaw Series -- "Pasingit, singit..." and "Ang tindi ng sikat ng araw..."), Jag Thug & Jag Jeans and Blu Tab.

Vhong Navarro is no stranger to action-hero roles. His supposed launching movie was Gagamboy (2004) where he starred as Junie / Gagamboy, is a Regal/MAQ entry in Metro Manila Film Festival in December 2003. But Star Cinema Production Inc. pulled a fast one and cast him in the lead role of Mr. Suave (2003) which was scheduled in November of 2003. The issue created a feud between the two production companies.

He is the self-proclaimed 'Jim Carrey of the Philippines' amidst strong protest.

Navarro appeared in the August 17, 2007 press conference of the television series "Lastikman". Besides Lastikman, Vhong will star in a forthcoming movie with a "superhero", Makisig Morales (who was star of Super Inggo). Meanwhile, Vhong wants DNA test for his alleged daughter, 12 years old, and older than Ferdinand Vhong.